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Day February 4, 2008

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, February 04, 2008

S.550, a bill to preserve existing judgeships on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia S.J.Res.25, a joint resolution providing for the appointment of John W. McCarter as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution S.Res.441, a resolution congratulating the New York Giants on their victory in Super Bowl…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00005

On the Cloture Motion: Motion To Invoke Cloture On The Motion To Proceed To Consider H.R.5140; A bill to provide economic stimulus through recovery rebates to individuals, incentives for business investment, and an increase in conforming and FHA loan limits.Result: Agreed to (80-4, 16 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00005

On the Cloture Motion: Motion To Invoke Cloture On The Motion To Proceed To Consider H.R.5140; A bill to provide economic stimulus through recovery rebates to individuals, incentives for business investment, and an increase in conforming and FHA loan limits.Result: Agreed to (80-4, 16 members not voting, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, February 04, 2008

S.2248, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

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Reid: Bush Budget Will Weaken Already Struggling Economy

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to President Bush’s FY 2009 budget, which he released this morning: “For seven years, President Bush’s budgets have weakened our economic security.  Today’s budget blueprint is no different.  In the face of a looming recession, the President’s budget does nothing to strengthen…

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Reid: Senate Democrats’ Stimulus Plan Will Strengthen Economy, Improve On House Package

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate: “Each day now, newspapers around the country tell new stories of America’s economic troubles.  Housing foreclosures are up dramatically in cities and towns throughout the country – including an astonishing rise of: More than 600 percent in…

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Reid: Republicans Refuse To Take Yes For An Answer On Taking Up Critical Legislation

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Senate Republicans stalled Democrats’ efforts to begin debate on both the nation’s foreign surveillance program and a plan to make our economy stronger:  “After insisting that we urgently bring both the FISA and economic stimulus legislation to the floor, Senate Republicans today blocked…

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Bush Budget Lowlights

President Bush’s final budget continues down the  same fiscally irresponsible path  he started on seven years ago –  weakening America’s economy by running up massive deficits and making large cuts in America’s priorities. As more Americans feel the effects of the current economic downturn, President Bush’s proposed cuts to home heating assistance, job training and…

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